Race Organisers - who are we?

Race Director: Mark Blanchard

Course Director: Colin Grace


Mark and Colin are long-time social runners, each with more than 20 years experience of running around Ware and the surrounding areas, Both really enjoy off-road / cross-country running and regularly take part in long distance trail events, up to and including marathon distance.

As well as being members of Allenburys' Running Club, Mark and Colin are both full members of the 100 Marathon Club, having a combined total of more than 240 marathons between them!  Colin is also a member of Ware Joggers, 

The inspiration for setting up the first '5 Rivers Challenge' was to 'give something back' to the running community, and offer a reasonably priced, fun event with several distance options: 10K, half-marathon and full marathon.

Profits this event will go to Allenburys' Running Club, to support the development of future events.

We were delighted by the positive feedback received from our first event in September 2019 and are looking forward to organising our second event, scheduled for 13th September 2019. Same venue, same price, but with some new changes and improvements! Watch this space for the 'launch' of next years' event (15th December)! 

Thank you! Mark and Colin